Base officials promptly rescinded the ban after public outcry ensued.
Via The Blaze:
A Georgia Air Force base that made headlines after banning guards’ use of the phrase “have a blessed day” quickly reversed course and will now allow the saying, so long as those who use it “remain courteous and professional.”
Officials at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia, told gate guards that they could no longer “bless” those coming into the installation after a “non-religious” individual complained to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a group dedicated to the separation of church and state.
The unnamed individual claimed that it was inappropriate for guards to say “have a blessed day” on a multitude of occassions, leading the base to preclude employees from using the saying and, instead, encouraged them to say, “have a great day,” according to WMAZ-TV.
The brief policy change was made after the complainant sent an email to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, claiming that he or she is an active-duty member of the Air Force who is stationed at the base, detailing the supposedly inappropriate greeting.